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On Monday, Fangio confirmed Hill’s addition to Miami’s defensive staff but would not comment on his specific role. A source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that Hill will be the Dolphins’ defensive passing game coordinator.
“First of all, Reinaldo is a good coach,” Fangio said on Monday. “Really, a talented coach with a bright future in the NFL. He worked with us for two years in Denver, so his familiarity with me and the system and what we do was important to me. But regardless, it was just his ability to be a great coach that drew me.” mechanism “.
A source confirmed to ESPN that the Chargers will be promoting secondary coach Derek Ansley to defensive coordinator and Tommy Donatell to secondary coach. NFL Network first announced the promotions.
Chargers coach Brandon Staley is expected to continue calling plays.
Staley let Hill, 44, move to Miami out of respect for Hill and Fangio, whom Staley served as an assistant for three seasons from 2017 to 2019 with the Chicago Bears and Denver Broncos. Hill served as the defensive backs coach under Fangio with the Broncos in 2019 and 20.
Staley Hill hired as defensive coordinator in 2021 when the Chargers named him head coach.
Hill, who was a defensive back in the NFL for 10 seasons, played with the Dolphins from 2006 to 2008. He was also an assistant defensive backs coach with the Dolphins in 2018.
Ansley, 41, has spent the past two seasons as the Bullets’ secondary coach. This would be his first opportunity as the NFL’s defensive coordinator, a position he held at the University of Tennessee for two seasons.
Over the past two seasons, the Chargers defense ranked 26th in the NFL, allowing an average of 24.79 points per game. Last season, the Chargers seemed to be making great strides down the stretch as the unit improved from allowing an average of 22.6 points (21st) to 15 (3rd) over the last five contests.
Hill’s departure is the latest change to the Chargers’ coaching staff. Los Angeles’ season ended 10-7 with a disappointing loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars in a wild card playoff game, during which they held a 27-point lead. The Chargers fired offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi and replaced him with former Dallas Cowboys coordinator Glen Moore. Sources told ESPN after quarterback coach Shane Dai fired that they are also working on getting Doug Nusmayer on their offensive team.
The Dolphins officially named Fangio as their new defensive coordinator last week.
ESPN’s Marcel-Louis Jacques contributed to this report.
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